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Green Chromide (കരിമീന്‍‌)

3The Green chromide (കരിമീന്‍‌ – Etroplus suratensis) is a species of cichlid fish from freshwater and brackish water in southern India and Sri Lanka.It is also known as the pearlspot or karimeen (കരിമീന്‍‌) in Malayalam, koral in Bengali, kundal in Oriya and Kalundar in Konkani. Green chromide can be a perfect fish for Pisciculture. In India, it is found throughout Kerala, especially in Kerala Backwaters around Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kottayam, Quilon (Kollam), and in western flowing rivers in Karnataka, backwaters of Andhra Pradesh and Chilika lake. It feeds on algae, plant material and insects. The fish, known locally in Kerala as Karimeen, is considered a delicacy. Some of the prominent dishes are the Karemeen Fry, Karemeen Molly and Karemeen Pollichathu. This fish is fairly expensive and is available throughout the year. It is caught mainly using gillnets. It commonly reaches 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length, and the maximum length is twice that.  In 2010 state fisheries minister of Kerala declared Karimeen as the official fish of Kerala state. Year 2010-’11 was observed as ‘The Year of the Karimeen”. Karemeen Polichathu is commonly wrapped in banana leaves.

         Due to the environmental pollution and uncontrolled interference of human being , our state fish Pearl Spot is disappearing from our locality. In this situation I give this organisms good,suitable and natural atmosphere to hatch and breed . So I can distribute disease resistant, high quality and healthy pearl spot seeds through out the year. I must give 100% guarantee for my pearl spot seeds.